Through the use of careful examples or details, an author can conjure a scene that vividly describes a person, place, or thing.
The best descriptive writing appeals to multiple senses at once―smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing―and is found in both fiction and nonfiction.
Very often, however, it turns out that they love mountains “in absentia”, by default, because one is supposed to, and limit their knowledge of them by admiring the high-quality photos.
As for me, I won’t even say that I love mountains; I only state that visiting them in flesh provides quite a unique experience that is worth obtaining for everyone.
I was hurrying as fast as I could, but my heavy school backpack dragged me slower.
The air smelled fresh, with gust of damp wind, and the sky grew darker and darker. As I turned into our street I heard it: a roaring and rattling, somewhere behind me, like marbles spilled on metal. The sound was of it drumming on the tin roofs all around.
On one corner of my dresser sits a smiling toy clown on a tiny unicycle―a gift I received last Christmas from a close friend.
The clown's short yellow hair, made of yarn, covers its ears but is parted above the eyes.
But for me, it was one of those special memories I’ll never forget.
This article was co-authored by Alexander Peterman. He received his MA in Education from the University of Florida in 2017.